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1 Clallam County Shoreline Master Program Update: Cathy Lear for DRMT October 2009

2 Where does the SMA apply? The SMA applies to all 39 counties and more than 200 cities that have "shorelines of the state" (see RCW (2)) within their jurisdictional boundaries. These shorelines are defined as: RCW RCW all marine waters; streams with greater than 20 cubic feet per second mean annual flow; lakes 20 acres or larger; upland areas called shorelands that extend 200 feet landward from the edge of these waters; and the following areas when they are associated with one of the above: biological wetlands and river deltas; and some or all of the 100-year floodplain including all wetlands within the 100- year floodplain. Department of Ecology administers SMA and has provided funding for the update.

3 Shoreline Master Program Update Grants Clallam County Scope of Work – General Timeline* September 2009 *For complete details, see Shoreline Master Program Update Grant, Clallam County Scope of Work, September What do shoreline master programs do? Help local governments avoid or lessen environmental damage as shoreline areas are developedHelp local governments avoid or lessen environmental damage as shoreline areas are developed Reserve appropriate areas for water-oriented usesReserve appropriate areas for water-oriented uses Promote public access opportunities Promote public access opportunities Combine local plans for future shoreline developmentCombine local plans for future shoreline development Identify areas appropriate for restoration and preservation Identify areas appropriate for restoration and preservation Include statewide as well as local policies and related specific permitting requirementsInclude statewide as well as local policies and related specific permitting requirements

4 Help protect water quality for our marine waters, lakes and stream systems. Increase protection of lives and property from flood and landslide damage.Increase protection of lives and property from flood and landslide damage. Protect critical habitat as well as fish and wildlife.Protect critical habitat as well as fish and wildlife. Promote recreational opportunities in shoreline areas.Promote recreational opportunities in shoreline areas. Why does it matter? Dungeness Spit

5 Clallam County’s Shoreline Master Program: in effect for >40 years

6 PART III GUIDELINES – 100 pages!! – of guidelines!! Authority, purpose and effects of guidelines General policy goals of the act and guidelines for shorelines of the state Special policy goals of the act and guidelines for shorelines of statewide significance Governing principles of the guidelines Master program contents Comprehensive process to prepare or amend shoreline master programs Environment designation system General master program provisions Shoreline modifications Shoreline uses Shorelines of statewide significance. A Wealth of Data Sources

7 Ecology 3- Year Task and Timeline

8 Clallam County 3-Year Task and Timeline

9 Updating the Shoreline Master Program Non-linear view SMP Cities, towns, counties

10 Sequim, Port Angeles, and Forks are updating their SMP on the same time schedule as Clallam County. All are working together to streamline the update.

11 Your Clallam contact list Stay informed: Hannah Merrill – Process, project studies, and products: Cathy Lear – Mapping: Chad Theismann – Ecology’s web site:

12 Questions? We are here Thank you


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